Sun exposure can cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear, in addition to, brown spots and rough skin patches. When the skin starts to produce less collagen dead skin cells flake off less frequently. When this happens it's time to seek anti-aging products and treatments to help slow down, reduce and reverse the signs of aging and recapture younger looking skin.
Here are a few tips or suggestions of at-home and doctor's office procedures that can have a noticeable impact on your complexion, leaving it looking younger.
A. Protect your skin – one of the most important rules in the protection from damage to your skin is prevention. The number one enemy is the sun. Remember to wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher whenever you are outdoors. Protect your arms and legs by wearing long sleeved shirts and pants. Your face and neck should be protected with wide brimmed hats while your eyes are covered with sunglasses with an UV coating. The second most important rule is that dryness makes lines appear more noticeable. By applying a moisturizer that is made for your skin type and used regularly will keep the skin supple.
B. Use a vitamin A cream – vitamin A, prescription strength topical gels or creams known as retinoids can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and lead to youngger looking skin. Rebuilding the loss of collagen in the skin advances the progress of fine lines, wrinkles and lightens dark spots. Prescription retinoids also helps treat acne and used for the prevention of precancerous growths.
C. Lighten your brown spots – also known as age spots can be lightened with a bleaching cream which contains hydroquinone. Hydroquinone helps constrain the enzyme in pigment from integrating.
D. Consider an anti-wrinkle cream – these creams help stimulate the skin's production of collagen and elastin lost through the aging and sun damage process. Some effective anti-aging creams can be found at most drugstores or beauty counters.
E. Look into a peel for fresher skin – there are several methods that dermatologists use today to remove the top layer of skin, exposing new skin. The results of these procedures lead to tightening the skin and diminishing fine lines and brown spots. It also allows moisturizers and other products to penetrate deeper and work better.
Some of the more common procedures are:
- Laser skin resurfacing – exterminates the skin's surface
- Chemical peel – solutions are applied to loosen the top layer of skin
- Microdermabrasion – sprays tiny particles that strip away the topmost layer of skin cells
- Plasma skin regeneration – uses a stream of ionized nitrogen gas that heats the skin causing the top layer of cells to flake away
F. Contemplate Botox – this has become one of the most popular anti-aging therapies. Botulinum toxins are injected under the skin to help eliminate deep lines and wrinkles around the face. These treatments can also help prevent future wrinkles from appearing.
There are many choices available to help create younger looking skin. Keep in mind the cost and recovery time for procedures like facial peels. This is help you decide which is your best course of action.